When life is so busy (and so messy) Bible study can be hard to find time to for! Our intentions are the best; our schedules are not.
I was so excited to get this new Bible study by my friend, Wendy Blight. Wendy knows how to dig into God’s word in ways I have yet to learn. Having her write a Bible study that I can come along side of her is so exciting. Even more so, is having Proverbs 31 Ministries doing a free online Bible study so I can join with many women in doing this amazing study.
Want to join us? You can! Just sign up for the P31 online study click here!
Today, I’m giving away a signed copy of Wendy’s book! Just say “I’m in” in the comments below for a chance to win!
Let’s learn a bit more about Living So That from Wendy.
Wendy, why did you write Living So That?
Daily I battled because my words and actions didn’t reflect the biblical truths and principles tucked deep inside my heart. I knew I should be kind, loving, and patient. I knew I should forgive, pray without ceasing, and trust God in all things. But it always seemed my words and my reactions didn’t reflect what was hidden in my heart…not one bit.
I struggled to live faith-fully in the mess of everyday life. I knew what I was supposed to do, so why was it so stinkin’ hard to do it? I wanted to react with an understanding heart but then I’d lose it. I wanted to be nice but couldn’t hold my tongue. I wanted to forgive but couldn’t speak the words. I wanted to trust, but it just wasn’t there. I knew something had to change. I needed God’s living and active Word that I had hidden deep in my heart to come alive and bring the change I knew it promised.
Wendy, why do we experience tension in making faith-filled choices and how do the words “so that” speak to that tension?
Most of us desire to make God-honoring choices. Whether it’s at work or home or play, we want to respond in ways that glorify God and reflect well on us. But it’s hard because we are born steeped in sin. We don’t automatically choose to “do the right thing.” We are driven by our emotions…our flesh…our feelings. The only way to overcome our emotions…our flesh…is by feeding our spirit. When we do this consistently over time, our spirit will begin to overrule our flesh.
I can’t wait to start this study with Wendy and the gals on the Proverbs 31 Ministries Online Bible Study team! Will you join us?
As I promised, Wendy is giving away a signed copy of her new book! To enter to win, just say “I’m in!” I will post the winner on Thursday!